The Round-Up Boxshot
The Round-Up
Hungary 1965
Length / Main Feature: 87 minutes
Length / Special feature: 20 minutes
Language: Hungarian
Subtitles: English On/Off
OAR: 2.35:1 16x9 Enhanced
Black & White PAL
Sound: Original mono (restored)  
buyRRP: £12.99
Release Date: 17th March 2008
Second Run DVD 029
A profound influence on filmmakers from Sergio Leone to Béla Tarr, The Round-Up is widely acknowledged as a masterpiece of world cinema.

Set in a detention camp in Hungary 1869, at a time of guerrilla campaigns against the ruling Austrians, Jancsó deliberately avoids conventional heroics to focus on the persecution and dehumanization manifest in a time of conflict. Filmed in Hungary’s desolate and burning landscape, Jancsó uses his formidable technique to create a remarkable and terrifying picture of war and the abuse of power that still speaks to audiences today.

On many writers, critics and filmmakers Best Film lists, Second Run’s release of THE ROUND-UP will be the first ever DVD release of the film in the English-speaking world.

more about the film
The Round-Up Stills
Special Features
- Newly filmed interview with director Miklós Jancsó.
- Digital transfer with restored image and sound, approved by the Director.
- Anamorphic 16:9 enhanced for widescreen televisions.
- New and improved English subtitle translation.
- Optimal quality dual layer disc.
- Booklet featuring a comprehensive new Essay by author John Cunningham.


Main Cast and Crew
Cast
János Görbe - János Gajdar
Zoltán Latinovits - Imre Veszelka
Tibor Molnár - Kabai
Béla Barsi - Foglár
József Madaras - Magyardolmányos
János Koltai - Béla Varjú

Directed by Miklós Jancsó

Screenplay - Gyula Hernádi
Cinematography - Tamás Somló
Editing - Zoltán Farkas
Assistant director - Zsolt Kezdi-Kovács
Costume designer - Zsuzsa Vicze

Appreciation
“People need to see Jancsó’s really beautiful three or four first movies. The highest mountain is The Round-Up...” Béla Tarr

“No one has tried quite the same thing in the same way, and that is Jancsó’s most formidable legacy” Derek Malcolm - 100 Greatest Movies

“...a sublime, provocative, and haunting examination of moral bankruptcy and human cruelty” Strictly Film School

Selected as one of Sight & Sound’s ‘Best 365 Films of all Time’

1966 Cannes Film Festival / Nominated Golden Palm


Related Titles
Miklós Jancsó's acclaimed films My Way Home (Így jöttem) and The Red and the White (Csillagosok, katonák) are also available on Second Run DVD:

My Way Home The Red and the White
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